Political Leaders Come Together to Hail Easton Douglas

117

Tributes continue to pour in for former Cabinet Minister, Easton Douglas, who died on the weekend.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica has lost a passionate public servant.

In a statement last evening – Prime Minister Holness said Easton Douglas has etched his place in the nation’s history.

Mr. Holness says Mr. Douglas’ legacy is one of sacrifice, dedication and service to the development of Jamaica and its people.

According to Mr. Holness – Mr. Douglas was most passionate about infrastructure development, particularly town planning.

The Prime Minister says Mr. Douglas served the people of Jamaica well.

In a statement, PNP President, Dr. Peter Phillips commented that Jamaica is poorer for the passing of Mr. Douglas whom he described as a true nation builder.

Easton Douglas died at home on Sunday morning. He had battled major illness for several years. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Douglas is also a former Member of Parliament for South East St. Andrew.
He had served as a Government Minister in the former Michael Manley and PJ Patterson administrations.

A few years ago Mr. Douglas was awarded one of the nation’s highest honors – the Order of Jamaica, OJ. Douglas is a former Minister of Health. He also served as a Minister of Environment and Housing and an accomplished land surveyor.

Mr. Douglas is survived by a host of immediate and extended family members including his daughter, Kari Douglas, who’s Councilor for the Trafalgar Division in South East St. Andrew.

— 30 —